Friday, October 3, 2008
Penguin by Designers
It's not often that a book cover addresses the actual design of books, but this Penguin cover has done so nicely. This paperback, designed by David Pearson, was issued to commemorate Penguin's 70th anniversary event at the Victoria and Albert Museum in June 2005. It illustrates the famous grid for a Penguin book cover which was originally designed by Romek Marber. The book itself is a limited edition of collected transcripts from many of Penguin's notable designers who held a seminar at the V&A on Penguin's publishing history. This book is available only here if they have any left.